This episode is part 1 of 2; it is followed by "Heroes, Part 2".

"Heroes, Part 1" is the seventeenth episode of the seventh season of Stargate SG-1.


Towards the end of his term, the President of the United States sends a film crew to document the life of Stargate Command personnel in case the public gets news of the Stargate Program's existence. However, director Emmett Bregman finds that the base's personnel are less than eager to participate.


It is revealed to the viewer that the President of the United States, nearing the end of his time in office, has grown concerned over how the public will react if the Stargate Program becomes public knowledge after he leaves office. Hoping that he will be able to put a positive spin on his association with the program, he has commissioned a reporter to create a documentary on the people within Stargate Command and their activities. However, few key SGC members demonstrate willingness to participate in the documentary and the reporter seems to irritate the members of SG-1, and occasionally rants about censorship. (While he has been given complete access to all past mission reports, current activities of the SGC are off-limits since The Pentagon has yet to review and certify them safe for public viewing.) While Major Samantha Carter and Dr. Daniel Jackson do participate in the interviews (unlike Teal'c, who simply stares silently at the camera, and Colonel Jack O'Neill, who goes to great pains to avoid the reporter completely), it is only Dr. Janet Fraiser who seems willing to tolerate the reporter's presence (including his rather clumsy attempts to make a pass at her).

Meanwhile, on a distant planet being explored by SG-13, a Goa'uld Reconnaissance probe (possibly inspired by the MALP) stumbles across the human exploration team and, after a brief firefight, is successfully disabled. Deeming the world to be safe, at least for the immediate future, the SGC allows SG-13 to continue to study the ruins they had found.

Unfortunately, unbeknownst to the SGC, the probe had dispatched a sub-space signal before it was destroyed, and a Goa'uld strike force appears soon afterwards to engage the explorers.

With one team member wounded by a Jaffa staff blast and unable to move, Dr. Cameron Balinsky returns to the SGC, informing Major General George S. Hammond of Balinsky's own team, SG-3 who are in grave danger and battling against the Jaffa. As such, SG-1, SG-5 and SG-7 are deployed to stop the Jaffa troops while Dr. Fraiser is going to stabilize the wounded airman until she deems him safe enough to be moved and brought back through the Stargate for further treatment.



Appearances for Heroes, Part 1





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Notable quotes[]

Bregman: Is that Colonel O'Neill? (he catches up with him)
O'Neill: I like vanilla over chocolate. My favorite color is peridot. I think Tibet should be free and if I could have dinner with anyone in the world it would be Mary Steenburgen.
Bregman: No, if I could— Mary Steenburgen?

(After the camera crew chases Daniel down a hallway)
Emmett: What is the significance of that?
Jackson: It's fascinating.
Emmett: (after reading the fax) Okay, back up, back up. That's it? It's fascinating? Why were you running?
Jackson: Oh... I-I just wanted to see if you'd chase me.

Balinsky: (after SG-13 discovers Ancient built ruins) This place was built by the Ancients.
Dixon: You sure?
Balinsky: Yes. These markings and this stone architecture... Dr Jackson is going to die when he sees this.
Dixon: What, again?
Balinsky: Funny.

Carter: Sir. Did you do your interview yet?
O'Neill: (drinks coffee )Yeah.
Carter: Mary Steenburgen?
O'Neill: She's so hot. Carter can you tell me the reason for this documentary again?
Carter: Didn't you read your memo? Officially, it's for the 1000th trip through the Stargate, but I think there is more to it than that.
O'Neill: One thousand you say...
Carter: I know, hard to believe we've been at it this long.
O'Neill: There should be a cake.

Carter: So you do your interview with the documentary crew yet?
Teal'c: Indeed.
Carter: You know, I have to admit, I can't wait to hear what everyone else said.
Teal'c: I did not say much.
Carter: Really? That is surprising. It's usually so hard to shut you up.

Emmett: Colonel. Colonel. We're all set up for you right here.
O'Neill: (quickly passing through the hall) Briefing.
Bregman: Colonel. Colonel. (shouts) Colonel! You know, I'm gonna get you on camera sooner or later. Even if all I get is a series of shots of you avoiding being got.
O'Neill: (stops and goes back to Bregman) Fire away! I hope shots of my ass serve you well. (then leaves)


Main Characters

Guest Stars


  • Dr. Janet Fraiser mentions that Colonel Jack O'Neill has had three knee surgeries. Richard Dean Anderson has in fact had three knee surgeries, the last one after tearing his knee when he tripped while carrying his daughter shortly before the shooting of season 6 began causing the injury to be written into the show.


  • After the probe is destroyed Dr. Cameron Balinsky stands up and as he pushes against the rock it wobbles.
  • CMSgt. Walter Harriman's nametag still reads "Norman Davis," even though his name was established as Walter in the season 4 episode, "2010."
  • When SG-13 are sitting around a half destroyed column and Balinsky runs back to them yelling "incoming", the column appears to wobble when the team stand up.


Other languages[]

  • French: Héros (1ère partie) (Heroes (part 1))
  • Italian: Eroi (Parte 1) (Heroes (part 1))
  • Spanish: Héroes (Parte 1) (Heroes (part 1))
  • Czech: Hrdinové (1. část) (Heroes (part 1))
  • German: Helden, Teil 1 (Heroes, Part 1)
  • Hungarian: Hősök (1. rész) (Heroes (part 1))

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